The University Record, May 6, 1997


U-M women cited as among Detroit area's most influential
A special section of the March 31, 1997, issue of Crain's Detroit Business cited a number of women with U-M connections as among the 100 most influential in southeast Michigan. Included are Noreen Clark, dean, School of Public Health; Edie N. Goldenberg, dean, LS&A; Regent Andrea Fisher Newman; and Marina Whitman, professor of business administration and public policy and of public policy. In addition, 23 alumna were included in the listing.


Evans honored by Chemical Society
Billy Joe Evans, professor of chemistry, has received the American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences for his efforts "to encourage minority students to take charge of their own education through a research-mentor program." The award is sponsored by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Inc.


Carlson heads anatomists
Bruce Carlson, chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, has been elected president of the American Association of Anatomists. He began serving his two-year term in April.


Gehring to receive honorary degree
Frederick W. Gehring, the T.H. Hildebrandt Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, will receive an honorary degree from the Norwegian University of Science Technology. He has been invited to lecture at a May 30 ceremony.


Gibson receives Packard Foundation grant
Gregory C. Gibson, assistant professor of biology, has received a five-year, $500,000 grant from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation. The grant will fund Gibson's continuing work on evolutionary quantitative genetics, examining how variation in genes leads to variation in the way organisms look.


Astor given research award
Ron A. Astor, professor of social work and of eduation, has been awarded a Fulbright Advanced Research Scholar Award to study peer and family violence in Israel. Astor will study at Hebrew University in Jerusalem for 10 months beginning in July.


Nordman receives award for vector search technique
Christer Nordman, professor emeritus of chemistry, will receive the 1997 Patterson Award from the American Crystallographic Association in July for his development of the Patterson vector search technique to determine crystal structures. The award is presented to "recognize and encourage outstanding research in the structure of matter by diffraction methods."


Freedman, Richstone are Guggenheim Fellows
Two faculty members are among the 164 artists, scholars and scientists selected as this year's Guggenheim Fellows. Jonathan Freedman, associate professor of English, and Douglas Richstone, professor of astronomy, were chosen from among more than 2,800 applicants to receive fellowships.


Griffith wins award from health care association
John R. Griffith, the Andrew Pattullo Professor of Health Management and Policy, has received the 1997 Dean Conley Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives for his article "Managing the Transition to Integrated Health Care Organizations," published in the Summer 1996 issue of Frontiers of Health Services Management. The award recognizes contributions to healthcare management literature.


MAGB honors students and faculty
Four faculty on the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses have received Distinguished Faculty awards from the Michigan Association of Governing Boards (MAGB). The recipients are Sally A. Haslanger, associate professor of philosophy and of women's studies, and Kevin Korsyn, associate professor of music, from Ann Arbor, and Ted-Larry Pebworth and Claude J. Summer, both professors of English at U-M Dearborn.


Dearborn faculty honored
David James, U-M Dearborn professor of mathematics, and Jane Romatowski, associate dean and professor of education, have received the Distinguished Faculty Service Award, given annually to faculty members "who apply their professional expertise to benefit the public and whose work increases the visibility or enhances the reputation of U-M Dearborn."

P.K. Mallick, professor of mechanical engineering, received the Distinguished Faculty Research Award, given to a full-time faculty member "who consistently publishes works that enlarge the scope of human knowledge or that are acclaimed creative works."

Stephen Bodnar, adjunct lecturer in English composition, has received the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award in the supplemental category.